United Nations Security Council members today welcomed targeted sanctions as a useful tool to focus pressure on specific states and entities while minimizing the unintended impact on civilian populations and non-targeted states and entities.
The imposition of Security Council sanctions against various warring parties has served to foster peace, but more remains to be done to maximize the effectiveness of this tool, the chairmen of panels monitoring those measures reported today.
The chairman of the United Nations Security Council sanctions committee on Sierra Leone arrived today in the capital, Freetown, to assess the current peace process and political developments in the country.
Reacting to recent "historic" events in Angola that brought to a halt nearly three decades of civil war, the United Nations Security Council today suspended travel restrictions it had imposed in 1997 against officials of a rebel group involved in the conflict.
After meeting in closed-door consultations to review the sanctions imposed on Liberia for its support for the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) of Sierra Leone and other armed groups in the region, the United Nations Security Council today said it had also discussed a draft resolution that it intended to vote on next Monday.
The United Nations Security Council Committee monitoring sanctions imposed against the Taliban has gained useful information by working with Member States and UN agencies in carrying out its difficult task, according to a report released today in New York.